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The Final Straw Radio
Jun 20, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, we air a conversation between Scott and anarchist, author and organizer Cindy Milstein . The conversation is framed around the most recent compilation that Milstein has edited and contributed to, “ There Is Nothing So Whole As A Broken Heart: Mending The World As Jewish Anarchists ” ( AK Press , 2021). During the conversation, they speak about walking through the world as queer, non-binary Jewish anarchists, Palestine and Israel, Milstein finding increasing healing and ritual...
Topics: cindymilstein, akpress, author, editor, jewish, anarchist, jewishanarchist, queer, trans,...
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Jun 13, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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One thing that sets anarchism aside from other radical, egalitarian critiques of Power developed in the modern West is the conception of the State as an enemy. But what is the State, how does it work, why and how do we as anti-authoritarians and anarchists oppose it? These questions and more are the focus of the recent book, The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State ( AK Press , 2021). This week, we air Scott 's conversation with Eric on the book, theorizing the State as...
Topics: author, interview, anarchist, akpress, scottbranson, theoperatingsystem, ericlaursen, thestate,...
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Jun 6, 2021 The Final Straw Radio & June11th.Org
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June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. This year we want to explore the connections between long-term prisoner support and anti-repression efforts around recent uprisings, a sharp reminder to us that the difference between a status of imprisoned or not is often tenuous and temporary. With thousands of arrests for protesting, rioting, and property destruction from last summer's George Floyd uprising, we must be preparing for the...
Topics: june11, anarchist, prisoner, jeremyhammond, jasonhammond, ferguson, chicagocommunitybondfund,...
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May 30, 2021 The FInal Straw Radio
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This week, two segments on prisoner resistance and abolition in Indiana. A longer edition, including music and Sean Swain's segment, is available at our website . First, you'll hear from Koby Bluitt talking about her father, Leon Benson and his struggle for release after 23 years in prison, 10 of which was in solitary confinement, for a murder charge in 1998 that he has consistently claimed to have not committed. More on Leon at freeleonbenson.org or leonbenson-freeleonbenson on facebook. The...
Topics: prison, indiana, idoc, idocwatch, abolition, jailhouselawyers, landisreynolds, organizing,...
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This week on the show we are pleased to present an interview with Mar í a Kamila, who is a teacher and a popular journalist who works with the anarchist Colombian journalism and counter-information collective in Bogot á called Subversi ó n. We originally reached out to talk about the current wave of protests and riots in Colombia, and this interview covers many topics, ranging from a historical contextualization of the current moment, who are on the front lines of the protests, Indigenous...
Topics: wsfm, colombia, bogota, colectivo subversion, counter information, polular, journalism, popular...
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May 17, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on the show, we’re airing a portion of our 2018 interview with filmmaker and activist Yousef Natsha about his film about his hometown, Hebron, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. We invite you to check out our full interview with him from March 25, 2018 , linked in our show notes and we’re choosing to air this right now because of the flare up in violent evictions, home destruction and the assassination of around 100 Palestinian residents of Gaza by the “Israeli Defense...
Topics: israel, palestine, settlercolonialism, canada, usa, turtleisland, hebron, yousefnatsha, kairajala,...
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May 9, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, we present a conversation with Shane Burley, author of the new AK Press book, “ Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse ”. For the hour, we speak about the contents of the book, anti-fascism, toxic masculinity, pushing racists and fascists out of cultural space, antisemitism (including in the left), conspiricism, right wing publishing and other topics. Bursts references a couple of podcasts at various points: Black Autonomy Podcast: Black...
Topics: author, akpress, shaneburley, antisemitism, altright, fascism, antifascism, toxicmasculinity,...
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May 2, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Max Fox on Chitty's "Sexual Hegemony" This week, you’ll hear Scott’s chat with Max Fox, editor of the late Christopher Chitty’s book, “ Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy and Capital in the Rise of the World System ”, published by Duke University Press in 2020. Max Fox is an editor of Pinko Magazine , a former editor of New Inquiry Magazine and translator of Guy Hocquinguem’s novel “ The Ampitheatre of the Dead ”. You can find Max on twitter at @mxwfx . Christopher...
Topics: sexuality, homosexuality, foucault, marx, worldsystemstheory, christopherchitty, dup, maxfox,...
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Apr 26, 2021 The Final Straw
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This week we are very happy to present an interview with Pranav Jeevan P, who is a student, a writer, an anti-caste activist, and an Indian anarchist living in the state of Kerala. If you are listening to the radio edit, know that we had to cut out large portions of the original audio for time’s sake, but in this interview you’ll hear Pranav explaining how he got into anarchism, how anarchistic praxis unfolds in India, some about the origins of and worldwide implications of the caste...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, Pranav Jeevan P, India, Indian anarchist, Ambedkarite, Dr BR...
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Apr 18, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Veronza Bowers, Jr: 47 Years of Justice Denied This week, we’re airing a conversation recorded by Eda Levinson on September 12 th , 2002, with political prisoner Veronza Bowers, Jr. It originally aired on Youth Speaks Out on KZYX in Modesto County, California, and we re-air this with permission of Veronza and the current producer of the Youth Speaks Out. The show continues to produce youth focused and progressive content available at YouthSpeaksOut.net . For the hour, you’ll hear former...
Topics: veronzabowersjr, politicalprisoner, shakuhachi, racism, blackpantherparty, fbi, cointelpro, prison,...
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Apr 18, 2021 Veronza Bowers, Jr
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These are a collection of audio recordings of spoken word and musical pieces featuring Veronza Bowers, Jr, political prisoner since 1974 and former Black Panther Party member in the US. These are being posted with the permission of Veronza and we hope to have them more available for streaming in the future. Healing Heart is performed by Jah Roots (a band of imprisoned musicians featuring Veronza on shatuhachi bamboo flute) Birthing Song is performed by Veronza Bowers, Jr, on shatuhachi flute...
Topics: shakuhachi, flute, meditation, veronzabowersjr, politicalprisoner, music, blackpanther, prison,...
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Apr 11, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This is a conversation with Geoff Aung ( @Rg nhardliner on twitter), a Burmese American Marxist anthropology Phd candidate at Columbia University living abroad, about the current uprising, repression and revolutionary potentials in Myanmar. We discuss the evolution of tactics on the ground as revolutionaries adapt to the brutal murders of protesters by the state. Geoff also talks about the ways in which this movement is different from similar current movements in Asia and some of the historical...
Topics: myanmar, burma, militarycoup, junta, protest, revolution, milkteaalliance, civilwar, yangon,...
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Apr 4, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on the show, we bring you the audio of an activist panel from the recent Queer Conference held online by University of North Carolina, Asheville, in March of 2021. The conference was titled Fitting In and Sticking Out – Queer [In]Visibilities and the Perils of Inclusion . From the panel's description for the conference: This panel brings together 4 local (Asheville, NC) and regional groups working at different intersections of queer community support. We will learn about the work...
Topics: unca, queer, southern, qsc2021, youthoutright, tranzmissionprisonproject, prisoner, youth, trans,...
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Mar 29, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on the show, I spoke with Comrade Chux, a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS is an autonomous network of incarcerated activists from across the so-called US. They have been engaged in organizing and calling for the 2016 & 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike activities. Chux and I chat about the call for this year for folks on the outside to engage for Abolition on August 21 and September 9 th , we talk about Abolition, Black August and other topics. You can learn more by following...
Topics: jailhouselawyersspeak, jls, abolition, prison, activism, abolitionism, shutemdown
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Mar 21, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Steve Martinez Still Resists Grand Jury Related To Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle It’s been nearly half a decade since thousands of indigenous water and land defenders and their accomplices and allies weathered a difficult winter and attacks by law enforcement and private security attempting to push through the Dakota Access Pipeline through so-called North Dakota. The DAPL was eventually built and has already, unsurprisingly damaged the lands, waters and sacred sites of the Standing Rock...
Topics: stevemartinez, nodapl, dakotaaccesspipeline, fossilfuels, mniwiconi, waterprotector, northdakota,...
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Mar 14, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, we spoke with Anner, an Ethiopian member of Horn Anarchists, an anarchist group based in east Africa, particularly in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian diaspora. The group has been around for about a year and hopes to organize and spread anarchist ideas and organizing in the horn of Africa. Horn anarchists is a newer group planning to do work with refugees and introduce anarchist ideas to east Africa. For the hour, Anner talks about the group, the history of post-Junta Ethiopa, the context...
Topics: tigray, ethiopia, eritrea, somalia, sudan, refugee, genocide, war, conflict, abiyahmed, anarchist,...
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Mar 8, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week we are airing a conversation that Bursts had a few weeks ago with Aric McBay, who is an anarchist, organizer, farmer, and author about his most recent book called Full Spectrum Resistance published by Seven Stories Press in May 2019. This book is divided into 2 volumes, and from the books website [fullspectrumresistance.org]: “ Volume 1: Building movements and fighting to win , explores how movements approach political struggle, recruit members, and structure themselves to get...
Topics: aricmcbay, ecology, anarchism, anticapitalism, protest, resistance, nonviolence, pacifism,...
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Feb 28, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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In Defense of Looting with Vicky Osterweil This week we are getting the chance to air a conversation that we had with writer, anarchist, and agitator Vicky Osterweil about her recently published book In Defense of Looting, a Riotous History of Uncivil Action published (Bold Type Press, August 2020). We get to talk about a lot of different topics in this interview, how the book emerged from a zine written in the middle of the Ferguson Uprising of the summer of 2014, its reception by the far...
Topics: vickyosterweil, looting, rioting, author, BoldTypePress, property, history, gender
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Feb 21, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Chronicling Prisoner Uprisings During Pandemic The last year has been a trying time for everyone. Hardest hit have been prisoners who have seen increasing infections of the covid-19 virus brought in by guards who live off site or other prisoners transferred in from other institutions, prisoners who don’t have the luxury of free movement during the incessant lockdowns their wardens employed as a band-aid measure to limit transmission, prisoners who don’t have effective healthcare in...
Topics: prison, prisoner, protest, riot, strike, hunger, work, usa, canada, covid-19, health, pandemic,...
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Feb 14, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on The Final Straw, we feature a conversation between our occasional host, Scott, and adrienne maree brown. For the hour, Scott and adrienne speak about We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice , her latest booklet available through AK Press, as well as sci-fi, abolition, harm, accountability and healing. adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, and author of Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good ,...
Topics: adriennemareebrown, author, akpress, abolition, harm, transformativejustice, accountability,...
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Feb 7, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Working Class History This week, I spoke with John from the Working Class History collective and host of their WCH podcast. We spoke about the new book, “ Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance “, that WCH has published through PM Press, their archives, methodology, the project of popularizing working class, movement and human-sized history and a bunch more. More info on Working Class History at their website, W orking C lass H istory. C om , in their podcast and on twitter ,...
Topics: workingclass, history, peopleshistory, zinn, intersectionality, decolonial, pmpress, author,...
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Feb 6, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Public key for TheFinalStrawRadio@riseup.net beginning 2021
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Feb 1, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, we air a conversation with Syl Ko, about the book "Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism and Black Veganism", a book co-authored with her sister Aph Ko on Lantern Press, recorded in 2018. The book started from their blog by the same title. The topics include how the book came to be, Afro-futurist re-appropriations of time, Black Veganism, how the racialized concepts of human and animal intertwine and much more. More at https://aphro-ism.com/
Topics: afrofuturism, sylko, lanternpress, vegan, feminism, literature, aphko
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Jan 24, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on the show, you’ll hear two segments. First up, anti-fascist researcher Spencer Sunshine talks about the aftermath of the January 6th putsch attempt in DC, mainstream media and Democrat narratives of concerning domestic terrorism, reporting of participation of law enforcement and military in the riot, anti-fascist research, what the stepping down of Trump has meant for his radicalized base and Spencer’s thoughts on claims of rehabilitation by former White Nationalists like...
Topics: itsgoingdown, crimethinc, spencersunshine, antifa, msm, democrat, trump, putsch, coup, terrorism,...
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Jan 17, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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The following is a conversation with ShineWhite. ShineWhite is the former spokesperson for the National White Panther Organization, a part of the United Panther Movement. There was quite recently a split in the UPM and ShineWhite is now affiliated with the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party. In this conversation, ShineWhite talks about the White Panther Organization that he was representing at the time of this chat, how he became politicized in North Carolina Prisons, the terrible...
Topics: jamesstewart, shinewhite, ncdps, northcarolina, prison, unitedpanthermovement, ribpp, communist,...
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Jan 10, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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Organizing To End Prison Slavery with Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun This week, Bursts spoke with Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun, state name of Melvin Ray, co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement and the National Freedom Movement, which is helping coordinate prisoner-led organizing across the so-called US. Bennu just finished a 5 year period in segregated housing for his organizing efforts. For the hour, they talk about the National Network coordination, the continuation of slavery from chattel slavery in which...
Topics: bennuhannibalrasun, alabama, freealabamamovement, fam, melvinray, prison, protest, strike, labor,...
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Jan 3, 2021 The Final Straw Radio
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An Anarchist View from Havana: Isbel Diaz Torres This week on the Final Straw, we’re sharing another audio gift from comrades. Isbel Diaz Torres is a participant in the Taller Libertario Alfredo López / ABRA in Havana, Cuba, recorded in late 2018. In this chat, Isbel talks about the ABRA which is the only openly anarchist organization in Cuba at the time, about the LGBTQ movement and abortion rights which are both facing repression due to pressure from Cuban Evangelical and Catholic churches...
Topics: cuba, anarchist, communist, tallerlibertarioalfredolopez, isbeldiaztorres, neoliberalism, abortion,...
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Dec 27, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Prison Bars Won’t Stifle These Hearts This week, we’re presenting three segments, all related in some way to prison. We hear an essay by an anarchist prisoner in Chile about a prison massacre on it’s 10 th anniversary, the voice of David Easley reporting from within a covid outbreak in an Ohio prison, and the voice of someone who’s protest against nuclear weapons was leading her to incarceration. David Easley on Outbreak at Toledo CI First up, Comrade David Easley at Toledo Correctional...
Topics: chile, usa, ohio, toledo, prison, sanmiguelprison, massacre, covid19, kingsbayplowshares7,...
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Dec 20, 2020 The Final Straw
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Organizing in "No Chance Alamance" County This week on the show I’m speaking with three folks engaged in organizing in the rural Alamance County, North Carolina, and it’s capital of Graham. All three work with the 501c4 political non-profit, DownhomeNC which in Alamance has been working on a range of engagements including running local candidates for office, doing get-out-the-vote work, sparking conversations with rural residents of the county, running a bail fund and working on...
Topics: alamance, graham, northcarolina, nc, antiracism, racism, blm, class, organizing, downhome
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Dec 13, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, you’ll hear Kiran and Marco of the Angry Workers , a collective of anti-authoritarian communists struggling to think through and build workers autonomy from the UK. For the hour, they talk about their organizing and the book they just published, “Class Power On Zero Hours” (available from PM press ) Over 6 years, the Angry Workers got jobs in West London in factories, warehouses and logistics, building relationships with coworkers and neighbors from origins worldwide, and...
Topics: labor, labour, organizing, communism, anarchism, uk, london, workerscontrol, union, class,...
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Daryle Lamont Jenkins: Defend DC, December 11 and 12th This week, you’ll hear a full show, with an update on antifascist resistance in the US by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, updates from Greece and Slovenia (more below). Defend DC, 12/11-12/12 Our main content is a conversation with antifascist organizer Daryle Lamont Jenkins of the One People’s Project and IdaVox to talk about his views of the state of the far right at this time in the US, their Stop The Steal rallies and the November 14 th...
Topics: crnalulknja, slovenia, greece, radiofragmata, aradionetwork, badnews, darylelamontjenkins, blm,...
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Nov 29, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Uncovering Spy Cops in the UK This week, I spoke with Dónal O’Driscoll, an animal rights activist and anarchist from the UK talking about the work of the Undercover Research Group to investigate possible SpyCops in the UK, share resources by those harmed by the lies of long term undercovers in activist communities and the current Inquiry that activists are using to unearth the legacy of police infiltration since the 1960’s. Helpful sites: http://undercoverresearch.net/ “Was My Friend A...
Topics: spycops, policespiesoutoflives, surveillance, mi5, met, london, uk, wales, england, police,...
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Nov 23, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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The Uprising in Belarus Belarus is continuing to experience a revolt against the 26 year dictatorship of the post-Soviet dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. The situation came to a boil, fueled by yet another election rife with administration corruption, the creation of mutual aid infrastructure in the face of a government that abandoned public health measures in the face of the corona virus pandemic, decreased economic quality of life… people found each other and the state turned on them. In...
Topics: belarus, dictatorship, lukashenko, protest, uprising, riot, trump, coup, anarchist, liberal
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This week I got the chance to sit down with Olive and Yousef of the Durham NC based eviction defense group HEDS-Up! HEDS-Up! stands for Housing Eviction Defense Solidarity and is a group which formed in Durham North Carolina when COVID was first hitting the area and folks’ housing was becoming more and more unstable. We get to talk about a lot of topics in this episode, among which are gentrification in Durham, what the NC eviction process might look like, and about the group’s handbook the...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, HEDS Up!, eviction, eviciton defense, real estate, covid, covid 19,...
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Nov 8, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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20 Years of Certain Days Calendars + Cellphone Hacking by Cops This week on the The Final Straw we’re featuring two segments. Both have been edited for length. The full version of the prior and the latter can be found at our website. Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners 2021 Calendar First, an interview with the producers of the Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners calendar, which will be getting back from printers early this week. For the release of the 2021 Certain Days:...
Topics: certaindays, calendar, art, history, politicalprisoner, coraborradaile, cldc, danielmcgowan,...
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Nov 1, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Resisting State Repression Panel The following is a conversation between folks involved in anti-repression work in 5 parts of the so-called US. The goal was to present a zoomed out vision of scope and patterns of repression since the Floyd Uprising of this summer, particularly as the US sits in a period of heightened tensions around the elections and continued killings by police. Please consider sharing this chat around. We need to be ready to push back against repression and support the mostly...
Topics: blacklivesmatter, uprising, georgefloyd, protest, usa, slc, saltlake, repression, police, prison,...
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Oct 25, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on The Final Straw Radio, we spoke with Dylan and Enzo of Unity & Struggle. Unity & Struggle, or U&S, is an anti-state communist collective spread across the so-called US. Their members publish essays and engage in local organizing activities. Enzo recently authored a short essay entitled “ How Do We Stop A Coup ” which had editorial contribution by the wider U&S collective. For the hour, we talk about the threat of a “Constitutional Coup”, the importance of...
Topics: anti-state, communist, unity&struggle, coup, constiuttionalcoup, trump, democrats, republicans,...
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Oct 23, 2020 Fire Ant Journal
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This issue of Fire Ant is dedicated to the memory of Delbert Africa. This is issue #7, Autumn 2020. Fire Ant is a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and free roaming anarchists. Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls. To support the anarchist prisoner war fund, please email bloomingtonanarchistblackcross@riseup.net . All money will go directly to prisoners. The fund currently supports...
Topics: fireant, anarchist, prisoner, journal, poetry, art, essay
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Oct 18, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This week, you'll hear Ruchell Magee speak about his struggle over 57 years to be heard in the California court system and appeals to US Federal courts. Ruchell is the lone, surviving prisoner-participant of the August 7 th , 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, lead by Jonathan Jackson and including prisoner rebels William Christmas and James McClain. Ruchell took the name of Cinque (aka Sengbe Pieh ), the Mende man who justified for his right to resist unjust enslavement aboard the slave...
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Oct 11, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Bomani Shakur speaks to us from death row at OSP Youngstown in Ohio. Bomani is accused of crimes related to the 1993 Lucasville Uprising he claims innocence of and has an execution date set for November 16, 2023. For the hour we speak about his upbringing, his case, injustice in white supremacist and capitalist America, Bomani’s politicization and struggle to find himself, defend his dignity and his life. To hear a longer, podcast version, check out this link on archive . This interview was...
Topics: keithlamar, bomanishakur, lucasvilleuprising, prison, deathrow, deathsentence, osp, execution,...
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Oct 7, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Mark Cook of the George Jackson Brigade (Burning Books Lecture Series) This week, we’re airing a presentation by Mark Cook from Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY. This was recorded on February 18 th , 2016. From the announcement on Kersplebedeb.com for the event: “Mark Cook is a former Black Panther, member of the George Jackson Brigade, and political prisoner. Twenty four years in prison could not break his spirit or commitment to Black liberation and Mark Cook is as active an...
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Sep 27, 2020 The Final Straw
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This week on The Final Straw, we present a conversation that I had with Lorax B. Horne , a non-binary writer and journalist from Canada, Ecuador and the United Kingdom who is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the data transparency collective, Distributed Denial of Secrets , or DDOSecrets. In June of this year, the collective released roughly 269 gigabytes of hacked information from 251 law enforcement agencies, dubbed BlueLeaks. The data comes from the shadowy hacker group, Anonymous, and was...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, Lorax B. Horne, blueleaks, encryption, privacy, police, police...
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This week we had the opportunity to connect with Delee Nikal, who is a Wet’su’weten community member, about updates from the Gidimt’en Camp that was created to block the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline (or CGL) that Canada is trying to push through their un-ceded territory. In this interview Bursts and Delee speak about ways folks can get involved, both in so called BC and elsewhere, how the covid pandemic is affecting their work, and many other topics. Click here to hear a past...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, Likhtsamisyu, Unistot'en, Gidimt'en, Gidimt'en Checkpoint, Gidimt'en...
This week we are pleased to present a guest interview with author Kristian Williams about his new book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde which was released in June 2020 from AK Press . I found this interview extremely illuminating, perhaps like many other people who might not have strong ties to either academia or popular education models of learning, I had sort of written Oscar Wilde off as this kind of white dead rich guy who carried little to no...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, Kristian Williams, AK Press, Oscar Wilde, Resist Everything Except...
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Sep 6, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Prison By Any Other Name: Vikki Law on Toxic Reforms This week we speak with author and activist, Vikki Law about the book Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, just out from The New Press and co-authored by Maya Schenwar. We speak about how reform and so-called 'more humane' 'alternatives' to incarceration such as electronic monitoring, drug courts and probation in fact extend the carceral net. We also talk about alternatives to the 'Punishment Paradigm' in...
Topics: vikkilaw, victorialaw, author, mayaschenwar, reform, prison, drugcourts, probation, ecarceration,...
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Aug 30, 2020 The Final Straw
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Aric McBay on Ecology and Strategies for Resistance This week we are airing a conversation that Bursts had a few weeks ago with Aric McBay, who is an anarchist, organizer, farmer, and author about his most recent book called Full Spectrum Resistance published by Seven Stories Press in May 2019. This book is divided into 2 volumes, and from the books website [fullspectrumresistance.org]: “ Volume 1: Building movements and fighting to win , explores how movements approach political struggle,...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, Aric McBay, Full Spectrum Resistance, Seven Stories Press, ecology, climate...
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Aug 16, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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We Need To Spread This Freely: JN On HK Under National Security Law This week, I speak with JN, an anarchist who works with the decolonial, leftist HongKonger platform, Lausan , talks about where the uprising against Chinese integration in Hong Kong stands, the National Security Law, tankie and rightwing narratives and international anti-authoritarian solidarity and resistance. The interview about Belarus that I mentioned before was from a recent episode of Elephant In The Room , from Dresden,...
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RVA In The Uprising First up, L (who works with the Richmond Community Bail Fund) and Buzz talk about their experiences in the streets and doing anti-repression work in Richmond, Virginia, throughout the uprising against police killings sparked by the murder of George Floyd in so-called Minneapolis. Amazing projects the guests suggest you check out: Race Capitol podcast, quite worth a listen Virginia Student Power Network ( VSPN ) Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) Richmond Leaders Of The New...
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This week we got to sit down with two members of the Portland General Defense Committee , AC (they them) and Raoul (they he), about the ongoing Uprising in Portland OR in the months since the murder of George Floyd. We get to touch on a lot of topics in this interview; the neo-liberal whitewashing of the image of the city of Portland which masks a lot of ultra racist and colonial tendencies, personal timelines of engagement in the Uprising, and a lot of tips and tricks for newer and older...
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Jul 27, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Pipeline Updates from Yellow Finch Tree Sit 690 days. That is how long the tree sit on Yellow Finch lane has been standing to block the progress of the Mountain Valley Pipelines proposed 301 mile corridor of pressurized, fracked liquefied natural gas. This week, we speak with Dustie Pinesap and Woodchipper who are at the Yellow Finch Tree Sit in so-called Montgomery County, Virginia, who talk about the MVP, the recently-cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline, resistance during the pandemic,...
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Anarchist Prisoners and Updates from the A-Radio Network This week, we're continuing our pandemic vacation. First up is some new words on surveillance and resistance by Sean Swain. We’ll also be featuring audio from the most recent episode of our cousin project, Dissident Island Radio, where they spoke with a fan of London Anarchist Black Cross about the upcoming July 23-30th Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners . Dissident Island Radio is also a member of the Channel Zero Network and...
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Rik Scarce is the author of the 1990 exploration of earth liberation and defense and the folks involved, entitled “Eco-Warriors: Understanding The Radical Environmental Movement”, which is still considered required reading in understanding radical eco-defense. At one point, he served 159 days in the Spokane jail for refusing to testify about his sources in his research on the Animal Liberation movement. Leslie James Pickering, co-owner of Burning Books in Buffalo, NY, is an author, activist...
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Jul 5, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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William C. Anderson: On Blackness and Anarchy (rebroadcast) This week on the Final Straw, we are taking a break from consistently bringing fresh content over the last few months (frequently twice a week, instead of just the usual Sunday episodes) and re-airing this segment form a prior episode 2 years ago. Here we re-present a speech by William C. Anderson , keynote of the 2018 Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair in so-called Asheville, NC. William is the co-author with Zoe Samudzi of the book...
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Jun 29, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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First up we got the chance to sit down with Najiyyah Avery Williams, who is a community member, organizer, and mother of Jai Lateef Solveig Williams, also known as Lil Jerry. Jerry, who was a childrens book author, artist, musician, and a 35 year old father was brutally killed by the Asheville Police Department on July 2nd 2016 by Sgt Tyler Radford. This interview happened outdoors in front of the courthouse and police station in downtown Asheville, where the city was powerwashing a DEFUND THE...
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Jun 21, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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A View on the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone In the past few weeks since the uprising in response to police killings of Black and Brown folks around Turtle Island, amazing chances have presented themselves and folks have seized opportunities. One great and unfolding circumstance is known as the CHAZ or CHOP, an autonomous zone and occupational protest surrounding a police precinct in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The area was opened to community redesign after nights of intense battles...
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Jun 21, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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In this June 11 th podcast special, we’re happy to feature two interviews. The first is with Letha, a supporter of anarchist prisoner Marius Mason who is 7 years from release for animal and earth liberation front actions in the late 1990’s. Marius, who tested positive for covid-19 recently at FCI Danbury, continues his activism including on behalf of other trans folks behind bars as well as to write and create. More on his case and how to support him is up at SupportMariusMason.org . Then I...
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Jun 21, 2020 The Final Straw
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This week, we’re happy to air a conversation I had with the author and activist, Modibo Kadalie, author of Pan-African Social Ecology as well as Internationalism, Pan-Africanism and the Struggle of Social Classes . A version of Dr. Kadalie’s conversation with Andrew Zonneveld of OOA! Publishing, entitled Pan-Africanism, Social Ecology and Intimate Direct Action appeared up in the recently released collection Deciding For Ourselves , edited by Cindy Milstein out from AK Press. Dr. Kadalie...
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Jun 14, 2020 The Final Straw
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This week we are pleased to present an interview William conducted with Gabriel Kuhn and Maxida M ä rak on the 2019 PM Press release Liberating S á pmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North . This book, of which Kuhn is the author and editor and Märak is an contributor, details a political history of the Sámi people whose traditional lands extend along the north most regions of so called Sweden, Norway, Finland, and parts of Russia, as well as interviews conducted with over a dozen...
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Jun 11, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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We’re happy to share the rest of our conversation with Michele Gretes, director of the Digital Security project at the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and Cora Borradaile, who is on the board of the CLDC. For this podcast special, you’ll hear the two discuss different tools for more secure, encrypted communication that is available on various platforms to folks organizing. They publish guides on CLDC.org/Security . We discuss the end-to-end encrypted alternative to Slack ( Keybase ) **, pgp...
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Jun 9, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Anarchist Resistance In Prison: Jennifer A. Rose and Comrade Z On this podcast minisode, we feature the voices of two incarcerated comrades: Jennifer Amelie Rose and Comrade Z. Both chats were conducted through the mail and are voiced by comrades in the Channel Zero Network. Jennifer Rose [04:07-12:12] First you’ll hear Jennifer Rose. Jennifer, formerly known as Jennifer Gann, is a member of the Fire Ant Collective which just released it’s 6 th issue and is due to put out another very soon....
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Jun 9, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Lorenzo Komb’oa Ervin and Bomani Shakur / Keith Lamar This midweek, we’re sharing two segments. First up, Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin talks about attempts in the 1960’s and 70’s at building a prisoners union in the United States and parallels with inside / outside organizing in the USA today. Then we hear from Ohio death row prisoner from the Lucasville Uprising case, Bomani Shakur (aka Keith Lamar) about his struggle to stay alive and call out the injustice in his and so many cases....
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Jun 9, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Here’s our second lecture we’re excited to share in the Burning Books Lecture Series. We’re slowly continuing to release audios recorded at Burning Books in Buffalo , NY, to share inspiring ideas and experiences this bookstore has hosted over the last 7 or so years. This pandemic period should be one where we take account of the situation we find ourselves, hone our skills, learn from our elders and consider how to engage as the disease ravages our communities and the forces of capital...
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Jun 7, 2020 The Final Straw
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Hotel Sanctuary in MPLS This week we got to connect with Rosemary, who is an organizer in Minneapolis, about the liberation of a former Sheraton Hotel in that city and its slow but steady transformation into something that is becoming so much more than a housing cooperative. They speak about how this resocialization came to happen, some of the circumstances involved, about how this is a very deep collaboration between un-housed folks in Minneapolis and people involved in doing care work, the...
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May 31, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Two Voices From MPLS: Medic and Abolitionist On this episode, we’re featuring two voices from Minneapolis, an epicenter of mass demonstrations and uprising following the police murder of # GeorgeFloyd. First up, you’ll hear from Jacquie, a professional medic living in Minneapolis. Jacquie talks about the impacts of corona virus on Black and Brown communities around the city, some of what she saw in the early days of the protests and the feelings expressed to her about the killing of George...
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May 24, 2020 The Final Straw
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This week we are presenting audio from a panel conducted last year in Indiana with members of IDOC Watch, which is the Indiana Department of Correction watch. From their website : “The Indiana Department of Correction Watch (IDOC Watch) exists to be in solidarity with prisoners. This means we correspond with and and foster camaraderie with people who are incarcerated in Indiana, expose abusive conditions and treatment, and fight policies and initiatives that further isolate, marginalize, and...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, kmsw, Kwame Shakur, Lorenzo Stone-Bey, Zolo Agona Azania, IDOC Watch,...
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May 17, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This week we’re sharing a chat with Graham Clumpner, an anarchist veteran of the U.S. military from the early days of the so-called Global War on Terror. During his time in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Graham worked his way up to being an Army Ranger and left the military in 2007. After struggling with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Graham resisted being recalled into the military, for a short time going underground before finding a path...
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May 10, 2020 The Final Straw
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Wayne Price is longtime anarchist, author and currently a member of Bronx Climate Justice North and the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, or MACC , in New York City. After reading his book, The Value Of Radical Theory : An Anarchist Introduction to Marx’s Critique of Political Economy (AK Press, 2013), I got excited to speak to him about his views on anarchists engaging Marxist economic concepts and some of the historical conflicts and engagements between Marxism and Anarchism. We...
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May 3, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Tracking Technology and Food Distro in Pandemic This week, we feature two conversations. Cora Borradaile and Michele Gretes, folks involved in the Digital Security Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, speak about contact tracing apps and surveillance. Then, Se speaks about Tucson Food Share’s grocery distribution program. Contact Tracing Apps First up, we hear Michele Gretes and Cora Borradaile. Michele is the Digital Security Coordinator of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and...
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Apr 26, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Barry Pateman on Anarchist History and Challenges I’m really happy to share a chat with anarchist and historian, Barry Pateman. Barry, born in the early 1950’s, grew up in a working class coal mining town of Doncaster in the UK and became an anarchist in the 1960’s in London. He is a longstanding member of the Kate Sharpley Library which covers histories of little-known anarchists and events in history. Barry has also contributed to and edited numerous books including “Chomsky on...
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Apr 19, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Harm Reduction in Pandemic and Jason Renard Walker This week we feature two segments, first up we got to chat with Hill Brown about Asheville’s response to the pandemic in terms of public health, drug use and the houseless communities. Then, Jason Renard Walker talks about his journalism, activism and troubles in the Texas prison system. Harm Reduction in Asheville during Pandemic First we got to sit down with Hill Brown who works with Asheville’s Steady Collective doing harm reduction...
Topics: jasonrenardwalker, nabpp, prison, organizing, journalism, sfbayview, texas, tdcj, asheville,...
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Apr 12, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Kijana Tashiri Askari, New Afrikan Black Revolutionary Prisoner In this podcast special, a comrade spoke with Kijana Tashiri Askari, an imprisoned community organizer, prison abolitionist, and New Afrikan Black Revolutionary who helped to found the W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program. At one point in time the mentorship program had about 50 prisoners nationwide on its mailing list. The W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program, named after a central leader in the formation of the California Prisoner Liberation...
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Being Better To One Another: Comrade Malik from USP Pollock / Peter Gelderloos from Spain On this podcast special, we’re sharing two segments. First, Comrade Malik (s/n Keith Washington) of the IWW and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee speaks about his experience at the Federal prison USP Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana, changes in policies in relation to the pandemic and the dangers posed by guards going in and out of the facility. Comrade Malik was paroled from the Texas prison...
Topics: prison, pollock, comrademalik, anarchist, petergelderloos, spain, covid19, coronavirus, pandemic,...
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Apr 12, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on April 13th through 19th, 2020 and podcasting on libsyn.com. Release Ramsey Orta! / Housing Struggle in Asheville Release Ramsey Orta! This week, we hear from Deja, the fiance of incarcerated cop watcher Ramsey Orta. Ramsey has been in prison since 2016 and during his short time inside has he’s been transferred around a lot and spent over a year in isolation. Ramsey’s name may be familiar as the police...
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Seeing the World Elsewhere: Rural Mutual Aid in Appalachia and David Forbes on Journalism, Asheville and Anarchism (image by Nicole Marie Burton , used with permission) This week you’ll hear two conversations. First, Matt from Rural Organizing And Resilience, or ROAR, in Madison County talks about efforts in the country to shift mutual aid efforts to address difficulties associated with the covid-19 pandemic. More on their project at ruralorganizing.wordpress.com . And we also got to sit down...
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This week I am very excited to present an interview done with Aishah Shahidah Simmons , who is a writer, community organizer, prison abolitionist, and cultural worker who has done just an immense amount of work over the years to help disrupt and end the patterns of sexual abuse and assault within marginalized communities. In this interview we talk about a lot of things, her background and how she came to be doing the work she’s doing right now, how better to think about concepts like...
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Mar 30, 2020 Fire Ant Collective
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The sixth issue of the anarchist prisoner zine, Fire Ant. Contributors include: Marius Mason, Michael Kimble, Sean Swain, Noah Coffin, Thomas Meyer-Falk and Jennifer Rose. Print and distribute!
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Mar 22, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Today we have a show about COVID-19 , specifically how the pandemic is being handled in prisons and detention. This show includes a lot of voices, and we structured it that way in order to both include as many perspectives as we could and also to take some of the expectation that interviewees speak to us for an extended period; everyone who is working on this is very busy and we wanted to respect that. In this show you’ll hear from: – Rebekah Entralgo who works with the non profit Freedom...
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Mar 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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No Evil Foods Union and PLAN Line 3 Union Busting At No Evil Foods This week on The Final Straw, we’re presenting two conversations. The first was a chat with workers from the local, plant-based protein company ‘No Evil Foods’. The company has been getting flack for using social justice imagery while working to undermine unionization efforts at it’s factory here in Asheville, NC. The workers talk about strategies they took in organizing attempts and experiences they had with...
Topics: asheville, vegan, NoEvilFoods, union, UnionBusting, labor, workers, UFCW, line3, pipeline,...
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Mar 8, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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20 Years of South Chicago ABC Zine Distro This week on The Final Straw, we'll hear a conversation from a few month back with Anthony Rayson and Mike Plosky, who have run the South Chicago Anarchist Black Cross Zine Distro since 1998. They send zines to prisoners, publish the writings and art of politicized prisoners as a project of public education, and help advocate and support prisoners organizing for their own education and liberation. You can find a full catalogue of zines at DePaul...
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This week I had the pleasure to sit down with Sarah Lyons, who is an author, activist, and a practicing witch about her new book Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism which came out in 2019 from Running Press . This was a great interview to have for me, because this is a topic we haven’t yet presented on this show and we cover a wide range of topics; our guest’s personal history with witchcraft, what is meant by magic, witchcraft, and animism, how anti-racists and...
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Feb 23, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Social Justice and Struggle in Lebanon and Syria: Joey Ayoub and Leila Al-Shami This week on The Final Straw we’re featuring a portion of a chat with Joey Ayoub and Leila Al-Shami. In this conversation, Joey tells us of some of the history of Lebanon, since the civil war that ended in 1990 and up to the current demonstrations against the clientelist warlords in power in that country.  Intertwined with this, Leila speaks about the sparking of the resistance to Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, the...
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This week we got the chance to sit down and catch up with Ben Turk, who is an anarchist and prison abolitionist living in Milwaukee WI, about some recent efforts that he has been involved in and some ways that listeners can plug in and do solidarity work from afar. We speak about the lockdowns that have been occuring in Columbia CI, continued efforts to raise awareness about solitary confinement and bringing mental healthcare services to people undergoing incarceration, efforts to change...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Amin: a refugee voice in Moria camp on Lesvos (Minisode) Enough is Enough spoke with many refugees during their visit to Lesvos, and The Final Straw is happy to release this interview. Here we will hear from Amin (his name was changed for safety), a Pakistani man detained for 9 months for absolutely nothing. He went to the registration office of the #Moria camp to renew his papers, something refugees have to do regularly. Instead of new papers he was suddenly detained without any explanation...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Error451: #08 (Are My Apps Listening To Me?) This week on Error451, William Budington and Bursts chat about eavesdropping by digital devices.  This conversation happened before the Cambridge Analytica & Facebook scandal, but covers some of the same material. Do Facebook, Amazon, Google and other big data companies listen through your device to your conversations and target marketing at you based on your choices?  What tools do platforms like those mentioned above have and what are their...
Topics: error451, technology, william budington, surveillance
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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ZAD Resists Eviction Bursts spoke with a comrade y’all might recognize, a Camille who lives on the ZAD, or Zone To Defend in Notre Dame De Landes, Britanny, France. Camille and Bursts spoke in January upon the announcement of the French government’s decision to cancel the building of an airport to replace the one in Nantes. After literally decades of struggle, and nearly a decade of squatting and on and off fighting of the cops who attempted to evict the community, the ZAD protests won....
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Error451: #12 (Efail w/ Micah Lee) This week, Bursts spoke with Micah Lee .  Micah is, according to his bio at The Intercept : ” a computer security engineer and an open source software developer. He writes about technical topics like digital and operational security, encryption tools, whistleblowing, and hacking using language that everyone can understand, but without dumbing it down. An avid user of Qubes and Linux, he develops security tools such as  OnionShare .” Micah is kind enough...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Error451: #11 (CLOUD Act) A change of plans: instead of airing the interview with comrades in Yogyakarta about May Day repression of anarchists there, we’re including that in the radio show for next Sunday.  So, instead, kick back with this new issue of #Error451 ! The CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) got passed by the U.S. Congress earlier this year and signed into law by President Trump.  It’s a revision of the 1986 Stored Communications Act.  Basically, it allows...
Topics: error451, technology, cloud act, trump, william budington
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Error451: #10 (Facebook and Cambridge Analytica) This week on Error451, William Budington and Bursts chat about the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal.  We’ve seen Congressional hearings and M. Zuckerburg give testimony, we’ve seen punditry, we’ve seen evasion. For the episode, the two chat about what’s going on with the hullabaloo and different solutions privacy advocates have proposed. Check out past episodes of Error451 and hit us up if you have ideas for segments or guests...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Welcome to the 8th anniversary podcast mini-sode special Heya listeners. The Final Straw has an irregular tradition of using our anniversary to air conversations with other projects that produce anarchist media. In past episodes, linked in the notes for this special, you can find chats from past anniversaries. This time around, we are featuring two interviews. First, you’ll hear audio from the regular host of the ItsGoingDown podcast. The IGD cast is a weekly podcast produced by It’s Going...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This week's installment of #error451 podcast, Bursts and William Budington speak about facial recognition technology.  We chat about how different methods are employed, scanning of social media by police and security forces, different methods used to avoid it such as camouflage, lights, makeup and masks, the Google Arts & Culture app comparing people's selfies to the contents of art museums and more. Check out past episodes of Error451 and hit us up if you have ideas for segments or guests...
Topics: facial recognition, technology, error451, william budington, google, surveillance
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Hernani Marques on Pretty Easy Privacy On this episode I’m joined by Hernani Marques, a hacker and member of the pEp Foundation, talking about Pretty Easy Privacy, a concerted attempt to make adoption of end-to-end email encryption easier and more ubiquitous through automation of key-making and management through partnering with programs like Outlook and Thunderbird. To learn more about pEp, check out the foundation’s website and follow or get in touch with Hernani via their website,...
Topics: error451, technology, encryption, hernani marques, pep, pretty easy encryption, email, foss
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Leap Encryption Access Project This week, we’d like to share a conversation had a little bit ago with Kali Kaneko, from LEAP.  Leap Encryption Access Project, like pEp featured in our prior Error451 interview, is an open-source project meant to ease… access to encryption (and it’s a project).  At a point in the past, LEAP had an interest in shifting paradigm of email but is now focusing mainly on distribution, upkeep, and improvement of it’s VPN service, Bitmask.  Bitmask is...
Topics: encryption, error451, podcast, tfsr, technology, leap, bitmask, kali kaneko, email
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw
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9th Anniversary Show! So for this episode, we tried something new. This show is in its 9 th year of production, and we realized that we as hosts very rarely have interacted on the show. While this is a project that is one we do for reasons other than boosting our own personalities, we talked about it and felt it was time for us to interview each other and give some personal context for why we do what we do. To that end, we are actively searching for another co-host! This would obvi be an unpaid...
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Feb 15, 2020 The Final Straw
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Fire Ant Journal In this June 11 th special, we’re releasing an interview with some anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. and some of the folks who support them. June 11 th , for people who don’t know, is a day of solidarity with Marius Mason and other long term anarchist prisoners. You can find bits of the history of the importance of the date up at crimethinc.com and interviews with and about anarchist prisoners up at our website and at june11.org . The framing of this special is to...
Topics: sean swain, michael kimble, fire ant journal, june 11, Eric King, anarchist, political prisoner,...
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Originally posted June 6th 2019 Hunger Striking Anarchist Prisoners in Italy In this minisode special, Bursts spoke with an anarchist comrade in Rome about the hunger strike initiated on May 29th by Anna and Silvia, two anarchists rounded up in police actions (Anna in Operazione Scripta Manent and Silvia in Operazione Scintilla ) and still facing trial for accusations of participating in direct action against the state and its borders. The hunger strike is against the solitary nature of their...
Topics: italy, political prisoner, anarchist, hunger strike, silvia ruggeri, anna beniamino
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Feb 9, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Josh Harper of SHAC7 and Voices from Gidimt’en Access Point This week, we feature two portions of the show. If you're listening to the radio version of this chat, consider checking out the SLIGHTLY longer podcast version that includes Sean Swain's segment for this week, also available on archive under the title 'Sean Swain Radio' or 'You Are The Resistance' for Feb 09, 2020. Josh Harper on ‘Animal People’ film First up, we’ll hear Josh Harper, a co-defendant from the SHAC7 case and...
Topics: anarchist, animal liberation, josh harper, animal people documentary, film, shac7, huntington life...
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Feb 2, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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AMLO and Indigenous Resistance Movements in Mexico This week on The Final Straw, an anarchist living in Mexico talks about the reign of the MORENA party of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (aka AMLO), the new face of capitalism it presents, it’s relation to social movements and indigenous sovereignty and the anarchist and indigenous resistance to the regime. We cover mega-projects being pushed through around the country, the repression of activists and more in this whopper of an episode. If you're...
Topics: mexico, amlo, obrador, neoliberalism, capitalism, indigenous, zapatista, oaxaca, megaproject,...
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Jan 30, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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This is the current key for thefinalstrawradio@riseup.net
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This week, we spend the hour speaking with Alexander Reid Ross. Alexander is a PhD candidate in Portland State University’s Earth, Environment, Society Program, a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, and the author of “Against The Fascist Creep”, which you can get from AK Press or our affiliate Firestorm Books ! We speak about conspiracy theories, how they wind their way into some leftist approaches to critique, bleed-over between left and right...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, kwtf, wcrs, alexander reid ross, anarchist, anti fascist, anti nazi, far right...
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Jan 19, 2020 The Final Straw Radio
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Anarchism in El Salvador / An Antifa View of the Militia Demo in RVA This week we have two segments, an interview with an Anarcha-Feminist organizer in San Salvador, El Salvador on the situation there, followed by Mitch of Red Strings And Maroons podcast on the upcoming Militia demonstration on MLK Jr. Day, January 20th, 2020 in Richmond, VA. Elisa on GANA Govt in El Salvador First, you’ll hear my conversation with Elisa, an anarchafeminist in San Salvador, El Salvador, talking about the new...
Topics: el salvador, anarchist, immigration, usa, guns, armed self defense, richmond, militia, nazi, gun...